Reviews and expert opinion Hostibox

Ranked 2550th from 3623 Web Hosting
4.1
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.3
Server locations
Kansas City
Great Britain
France
Canada
Singapore
Falkenstein
Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Web Hosting Expert
Hostibox offers VPS with access to install your preferred operating system, applications, control panel, and more. Its prices are low, but there’s no money-back guarantee.

Overview

Hostibox

Hostibox is a web hosting company that has been in operation for over four years. It’s part of the Hostibox International Group, a web hosting, web development, and marketing company with servers located in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Singapore, and Germany.

Its website has an English and a French version, but its French version seems to be the shared hosting part of the company while the English version is for VPS.

Features and Ease of Use

Hostibox offers four VPS plans with the following features:

  • 100% uptime SLA
  • Anywhere from 512MB to 4096MB RAM
  • Up to 80GB SSD
  • One, two, or four vCPU

Hostibox supports a plethora of operating systems. You can pick your own OS and install it on your server. It uses KVM virtualization, which simulates hardware since the virtualization is done at the server level. Like a bare metal, you can install whatever OS and application you want.

As such, if you want, you can set up WordPress or use any operating system of your choice. This is great, but if you’re new to hosting, you should look elsewhere as the process of setting up everything you need requires detailed knowledge. You’ll have to set your OS and your control panel before even thinking of any application or programming script you want.

Fortunately, Hostibox provides OS templates for Windows and Linux that help you with the first process to an extent.

You can use your VPS as storage or use it to host your website/application files. It’s all up to you. Hostibox also provides email accounts with address books, calendars, and other business features.

Hostibox provides security against DDoS attacks and brute force. Also, there are load balancers powered by NGINX and Varnish in the servers to ensure that your server isn’t overwhelmed when you have a spike in traffic or activity.

There’s data security with encryption to ensure that only you can access your file, along with redundancy with Ceph.

Pricing and Support

Hostibox offers low prices for both VPS and web hosting (on the French version). Its prices are displayed in dollars and you can pay for one month at a time. You can’t order directly on its website as the “buy now” link in the English version doesn’t work, while that of the French version directs to an email address.

There’s no free trial or free version, and there’s no money-back guarantee. The vendor mentions that it accepts all major credit cards, bank transfer, Western Union, Bitcoin, MVola, and Orange Money, so there should be an online processor that it uses.

Customer support is available via phone and ticket 24/7. There’s no knowledge base for technical support, but you can check out its FAQ for answers to questions about billing, and its blog for a few tutorials. I submitted a ticket and never got a reply.

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Bottom line on Hostibox

Hostibox offers low-priced services. Its attention to server and data security put it at a competitive point. Keep in mind, though, that subscribing to its services is akin to that of bare metal/fully managed dedicated servers. You’ll have to concern yourself with setting up and managing OS and server systems, and if you know nothing of how to do that, it will be a difficult journey.

Pros

  • KVM virtualization with root access
  • Supports both Windows and Linux OS
  • Provides protection against DDoS and brute force
  • Offers low-prices for its plans

Cons

  • No live chat support
  • No money-back guarantee

Enjoy full server access with Hostibox.

Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Onajite is a content writer and Website developer that is focused on helping businesses attract, engage, and convert customers on the internet. When she's not writing content, crafting designs, or codes, she enjoys a good book.

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